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Steven Gladstone

Steven Gladstone

Steven Gladstone is a New York-based filmmaker who has worked in the industry for more than 20 years as an animation/motion control cameraman, gaffer, camera assistant, D.P., and director. He spent a year and a half videotaping Holocaust survivors for the Survivors of the Shoah project and has a Master of Communication Arts degree. When he isn't working at B&H, he pursues personal filmmaking projects and spends time with his children. His personal website is www.gladstonefilms.com.

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1 week ago
Whether you are working on a narrative, webisode, documentary, or commercial, at some point you are going to end up shooting in an unfamiliar location. Being prepared will improve your shoot and the chances that you will be allowed to return. There are many things to consider when shooting on location, and they will vary depending on the kind of location, so consider these few suggestions a...
3 weeks ago
Working on a film set can be a loud experience, with a variety of terms or jargon bandied about that has developed over the past hundred and twenty years or so. I wanted to share with you a smattering of what is said, not said, and what it all means. Hand signals These can help to reduce the noise on a set, which is a good thing, since the last thing you as a crew member want is to be noticed for...
1 month ago
With two kits to choose from, depending on the weight of your camera package, the BV6 and...
1 month ago
Most of the time with small-budget pieces, shooting on location is a necessity, and all too often the choice of location is made from among what is available. I know the feeling well, although I’ve had a few instances where that restriction benefited the production. For example, I once used the subway tunnel walkway under 14th Street, in Manhattan, to shoot the POV of a patient for a medical...
2 months ago
Mole Richardson’s five newest LED Fresnel lights, spanning the range from 100 to 1600 watts, are available at B&H. For those looking for the punch and lens size of a traditional tungsten 10K, the 1600-watt Tener features a 14" borosilicate glass lens and is available as either...
2 months ago
Without a doubt, your focal length choice affects the impact of your image, whether you are shooting video or stills. With the rise of digital imaging, there has been an uptick of available formats in which you can shoot. To help clarify the relationship between format and focal length, some have coined the phrase “35mm equivalent.” This term has value when you are planning a shoot, your lens...
2 months ago
There is an old truism, “To write a movie takes one person, but to make a movie takes an army.” Turning an idea or words on a page into a finished film/video can essentially involve an army of people: those who raise money, break down and budget the script, run the casting, act in the project, crew the film, edit the project, and handle the distribution. Your film/video can end up having hundreds...
2 months ago
Amimon announces its new ProSight 720p Digital HD Camera and camera/transmitter/receiver bundle, designed for FPV racing. The small camera mounts on your drone and captures at...
3 months ago
Now available at B&H Photo, the Panasonic VariCam LT is a smaller, lighter version of the Varicam35 that features the same sensor and shares many features of the larger version....
3 months ago
Way back when I was in college, a young director came to speak to my class and share his experiences with making, for the time, a moderately budgeted film. Nearly 30 years later, I can still remember him saying that a location day costs $150 a minute. That meant arriving on set, walking over to craft services, and getting a cup of coffee—cha-ching! $150. Drinking the coffee—cha-ching! That’s...
3 months ago
What many people may not realize is just how important the A.D. department is to a production. In the following article, I interview three past and present Assistant Directors about the role of the AD on a film. Tempus Fugit A good AD can keep a production moving along, accomplishing the day’s work, while allowing the director to get not only the minimum number of shots they need to tell their...
4 months ago
First, congratulations. You’ve finished your film. It is edited, color corrected, scored, mixed, and you’ve added the credits. Plus, you’ve already found the venue for your cast, crew, friends, and family screening. What is next? Well, that depends on you. Are you ready for the next step? Which to choose: festivals, distribution—both? Festivals Festivals are a great way to meet other filmmakers,...
4 months ago
A critique is one of the most powerful tools that can help a creative person grow. And it isn’t just a matter of getting a critique of your work that can be powerful; learning to deliver a critique well can also help you improve your own work. What is important to understand is what a critique is and what a critique is not. A critique is a carefully thought-out response, and not an opportunity to...
4 months ago
Before the rise of the anarchy of digital video, analog video was ruled by engineers at virtually every step of production, post production, and delivery. There were rules that had to be adhered to very strictly to ensure that your footage met the technical requirements of broadcasters. Remember, NTSC was instituted in the 1940s, (PAL appeared about a decade later). So, making sure that your...
4 months ago
Atomos announces two 7" on-camera monitors/recorders that feature HDR, 10-bit panels, and 1500 nit brightness: the Shogun Flame and Ninja Flame...

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